It seemed like an eternity: the prohormone bill dragged through the House of Representatives and the Senate until it finally reached the desk of President George W. Bush. On one fateful day, and with one decisive pen stroke, prohormones were banned. The public didn't debate, there was no balanced opposition to the claims of special-interest groups, and the bill passed to the praise of all. Prohormones were forever sent into oblivion.
Do alternatives exist?
First, the bad news: prohormones are gone. Do not expect to find them on the black market.
Now, the good news: alternatives exist.
Read on to learn about these alternatives.
About The Alternatives
Bodybuilding science is founded on innovation. Here are some innovative products that you can use to meet your fitness goals.
|PRODUCT||WHAT IT DOES|
|Creatine Ethyl Ester (CEE) *studies given on creatine monohydrate. Benefits believed to be same for Creatine Ethyl Ester.||
|Nitric Oxide (NO2)||
|Creatine Alpha-Ketoglutarate Ecedysterone||
|Ipriflavone (7-isopropoxy-isoflavone) Methoxyisoflavone (5-methyl-7-methoxy-isoflavone)||
|Arginine Alpha-Ketoglutarate (A-AKG)||
|LongJack / Tongkat Ali||
|Arginine Ethyl Ester||
|Vitex Agnus Castus||
Using any one of these supplements will give you great results, but even greater effect may be seen by using a combination of products at the same time.
Each of the products in this chart contain one or more of the ingredients listed in the first chart. They are known to work well.
The recommendations in this article are so made under the following assumptions:
- You are eating correctly
- You are exercising correctly
- You are recovering correctly
- You are using fundamental supplements like protein and multivitamins
Prohormones are banned. If you didn't beat the prohormone ban, the alternative supplements listed can help.
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